Friday, September 16, 2016

Paralympics 2016 with Weekend #Linky

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Make My Saturday Sweet #189!

Who's been following the 2016 Paralympics? We were watching the news when we heard that four 1500m runners finished faster than the Rio Olympics gold finishing time! The fastest runner of the four was gold medalist Abdellatif Baka of Algeria. The second, third and fourth winners also ran fast enough to win gold had they competed in the Olympic Games. Baka, a visually impaired middle-distance runner, now holds the fastest 1500m time recorded by an able-bodied or disabled athlete in Rio over both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can find out more in this article from the Independent.

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I was invited to Kaleidoscope's annual function that took place yesterday. It was formerly named the Institute for the Blind. I have been working there since 2010 as a volunteer reader. Part of the function included a tour and I was impressed to find out what new things they have been doing since last year. For example, the paintings in both photos were done by visually impaired people and are on sale in their new art gallery. As you can see, one of the paintings already has a sold tag underneath it. If you want to learn more, then please visit my post from last year, Institute for the Blind.

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